ManTech Reviews in Fairfax, VA

Updated July 10, 2014
Updated July 10, 2014
252 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good benefits; diverse company covering multiple career fields; puts employees first (in 26 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits as well as supporting my time in the National Guard (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours when over time is required (in 7 reviews)

  • Job security was dependent on the company obtaining and maintaining a government contract (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    ManTech

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    Former Employee - Hevy Mec  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Hevy Mec in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at ManTech full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You are paid well for the work you preform. On a deployed status you provide a valuable service to the military and feel very proud of the work you're doing.

    Cons

    You are deployed to a country in some cases and work 12 hour day for 7 days a week. With no time off and away from your family for long periods of time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Underpaid, Undervalued

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at ManTech full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company has many locations available for employment opportunities. The lack of strict oversight makes it very easy to do only what is expected of you minimal effort.

    Cons

    This company does not value its employees nor the people it does business with. ManTech consistently underpay the employees on contracts, which is necessitated by the efforts to undercut bids from competing companies. As with most defense contractors, they do not value loyalty to their employees. The bottom line: this company is not a place to stay long term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on building your internal assets by developing the skills your employees have. Show employees they are valued by using competitive incentives and offering them more than a commemorative pin.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    ManTech Has Gotten Bigger, But at a Cost

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    Former Employee - Corporate Support Function  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Corporate Support Function in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at ManTech full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Offers good benefits and somewhat ok salary, but very interesting work. Most of the people are highly skilled, whatever their role, and hours were pretty flexible.

    Cons

    Two items for this: as with so many large firms, the higher up the food chain a manager is, the more clueless and often, the more arrogant. Fairly common throughout the industry. Maybe not so common and worse: within departments (say, accounting or proposals, contracts, can be any department, etc ) it can be like be like high school cliques, competing for resources and back stabbing occurs behind people's backs within departments quite frequently. Every man or woman for him- or herself. Hyper-competitive and cut-throat. This is something I and a number of others I worked with there have experienced. If you are new to the place, be very careful, figure out who your real friends are, if you can find any. Become friends with people in other departments for support and information about those in your own department. Be careful about doing great things too fast and too quickly, as jealous coworkers may work to undermine you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to create and reward teams that truly collaborate and whose members don't try to undermine each other. Get rid of bad apples who spend more time playing power politics than doing their assigned job. Get rid of managers who use and reward subordinates as surrogates for their their power tripping games.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at ManTech full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    NONE, nothing positive to say about ManTech.

    Cons

    Management is non supportive of employees only looks out for themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't give bonuses to Management in front of other employees, and don't stab your employees in the back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Nothing Special

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Intern in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at ManTech as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly staff, They seemed to care about their interns

    Cons

    The day to day tasks are so mundane, didn't feel like I was contributing anything important

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hectic, though quite satisfying.

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    Current Employee - Cyber Security Engineer  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Cyber Security Engineer in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at ManTech full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Friendly environment.
    -Comparable wages.
    -Education is valued.
    -Opportunities for knowledge growth.

    Cons

    -Communication/collaboration can be trying at times.
    -Timecard police.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Employer

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at ManTech full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company makes an attempt to keep their employees happy. Descent compensation and bonuses, achievement and other awards.

    Cons

    There are not many internal opportunities available to move up or laterally despite of vacancies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep rotating your employees to have a vast coverage for the industry that you are in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work

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    Current Employee - Security Specialist  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Security Specialist in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at ManTech

    Pros

    The employee benefits are EXCEPTIONAL!
    The corporate staff overall are very helpful, namely the HR staff and the Mobility/Resource team.
    Annual raises (2-4 percent), which is better than nothing at all.

    Cons

    It's hard to switch job functions and/or job fields.
    It's challenging to leave the contract you are on for another contract without a good justification such as the contract is ending. Even if the new position offers career enhancement and better utilization your skills/education.
    They favor experience over education, which can be a disadvantage for young people who have advanced degrees but aren't old enough to have 10+ years of experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management would be to place a higher degree of value on one's level of education in lieu of experience. I would advise management to help and support their employees transition into new job fields in which they may not have the on the job experience, but have the education to support such transition. Finally, I would like to see some of the courses offered through ManTech University be more comparable to those offered through Defense Acquisition University.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good work, poor managers.

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    Former Employee - Corporate Director  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Corporate Director in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at ManTech

    Pros

    The culture is not overly heirarchical, and indviduals at any level have potential to shine. There are few, if any, executive "percs". No assigned parking spaces for the top dogs, so to speak. Still, some of the divisions employ many ex-military so those cultures are different.

    Cons

    No investment in employee development and growth. Training opportunities are focused on getting employees credentialed to charge higher rates to government. That's fine, but there is no management training, no employee development/mentoring, and no money to help individuals trying to take external classwork. Total lack of diversity, except at lower wage scales. Good old boy network reigns supreme here. The benefits in the corporate unit are lousy. You can get average benefits in some of the divisions, though, 'cause the benefits vary by division.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop bleeding your best employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Another federal contractor gone bad!

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    Former Employee - Technical Director  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Director in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at ManTech

    Pros

    If you need a job take it. The company is like any other large company so therefore benefits and everything else is standard.

    Cons

    Staffing company to the government! ManTech loves to claim that they offers solutions, but at the end of the day the company just loves to put bodies in chairs.

    Also be aware that company reorganizations and turnover can hurt your career chances.

    ManTech is subject to anything the government client wants and desires. Your career is based on the length of your government contract. ManTech doesn't know how to maintain top talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build communication through out the company regardless of division. Dont let rogue management destroy the company.

    Doesn't Recommend

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